Bards by the Barn 7-29-16

poets Jeffrey Watkins, Ian Wilder, and 2013 Suffolk County poet laureate Pramila Venkateswaran. for poetry readings at Riverhead Library

Karl Grossman endorses Walt Whitman holiday

from Suffolk Closeup: Remembering Whitman by Karl Grossman Suffolk County Green Party activists Ian and Kimberly Wilder, lovers of poetry and nature, residents of Riverhead, have proposed making his birthday a national holiday. Said Ms. Wilder, a teacher, in an essay that is online (ontheWilderside.com): “Walt Whitman was born close to me in West Hills…For me […]

Walt Whitman Marathon, May 21, 2016

Walt Whitman leaves of Grass marathon reading 10am – 6 pm at Canio’s Books. Community poets, actors and others will read a selection of Whitman’s poems.

Long Island Coffeehouse: 3/4/2016 PeaceSmiths

Looking for poetry, live music, and/or a Long Island Coffeehouse? PeaceSmiths has held a monthly coffeehouse (October through June) for over thirty years. You can find your favorite performers, an expansive peace activist literature table, and some great networking. PeaceSmiths Long Island Coffeehouse Friday, March 4, 2016 at 8pm   The PeaceSmiths Topical, A-Typical, Folk […]

Long Island Poetry Event: Poetry Around The World on 2/17/16

Poetry-Around-The-World A Global Languages Event for poetry listeners, readers, and performers Wednesday Evening February 17th at 6:30pm Riverhead Free Library Long Island, New York ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~ Poetry-Around-The World Kimberly Wilder will host an evening of sharing poetry in English and other languages. We invite […]

Christmas on Long Island: A walk in warm weather

Merry Christmas and Happy Winter Holidays to our friends, family, and readers. We were surprised by the beautiful weather, and the scenes we found by the water, here in Riverhead, on Christmas. Can’t remember a Long Island Christmas quite like this one. More Christmas along the river photos at our Flickr account here: https://flic.kr/s/aHskobYAxB

PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse: Friday, October 2nd

A Long Island Coffeehouse promoting peace, justice, and environmental issues. Live, local music. A great place to network with like-minded souls who are peaceniks, leftists, tree huggers, and/or activists. -ows PeaceSmiths October Coffeehouse Friday, Oct. 2nd at 8pm PeaceSmiths First-of-the-Season Coffeehouse A fun gathering, with a long tradition Music by Billionaire Brian and 90’s covers […]

Suffolk Green Party on Judge candidates and on Criminal Justice

Democratic & Republican Party judge candidates have used New York State Election law to place their candidates on the Green Party of Suffolk line.

LI Poets Kimberly and Ian Wilder read at Sachem Library 8/25/15

Long Island poets Kimberly Wilder and Ian Wilder will perform at Sachem Library in Holbrook, on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 7pm. The poetry reading is titled “Children & Grown-ups” featuring poems about childhood and admiration. Among the grown-ups mentioned will be parents, local poets, and other heroes. Monthly Series at Sachem Public Library Poetry: Verse […]

WARNING!!! If a petitioner comes to your door, ask if they are in the Green Party.

WARNING!!! If someone comes to your door for Green Party signatures, ask if they are in the Green Party.

Ian reading poetry at Bards Day 6/28/2015

Ian is honored to have his poems Soul Patch and Out of Time included in the 2015 Bards Annual. He will be reading his poetry at he release party at 5th Anniversary Bards Day on Sunday June 28, 2015 from 2-6:30 PM

Homecoming Farm Annual Garden Party 6/19/15

Homecoming Farm Annual Garden Party on June 19, 2015 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm in Amityville with Music by Sun and Moon.

Walt Whitman’s Birthday: Celebrate poetry, nature, and silence on May 31st

Poet Walt Whitman was born on Long Island, New York, on May 31, 1819. Below are some videos and ideas about how everyone can celebrate this wonderful poet, thinker, and experimenter of language on his birthday. For those of us on Long Island, please do not forget the annual events at The Walt Whitman Birthplace […]

Suffolk County Poetry Review launch reading 5/9/15

The Wilders will join with other Suffolk poets for the Suffolk County Poetry Review reading and launch event on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Dowling College

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